Religion and Society

  • 9 May 2008

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has called for an improved dialogue between believers and non-believers to establish the shared values of British society.

  • 9 May 2008

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has described his private meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican earlier this week as "friendly and informal". They talked for an hour, especially about Christian-Muslim relations.

  • 8 May 2008

    Constant Christian claims of discrimination don't hold water, says Jonathan Bartley. They are used to excuse privilege, and evade the more demanding self-giving dynamic of the Gospel.

  • 8 May 2008

    Is it that 'new atheists' like Sam Harris simply don't understand religion (beyond assembling everything bad they know to attack it with), or is the failure to distinguish positive and negative deliberate?

  • 8 May 2008

    Over on the Wall Street Journal blog, Steven Waldman president and editor-in-chief of Beliefnet.com, has some interesting things to say about Barack Obama and the evangelical vote.

  • 8 May 2008

    An unprecedented range of leaders from all sections of the Christian community have come together to affirm the right of both Israelis and Palestinians for a just and peaceful future - after years of division and violence.

  • 8 May 2008

    Bartholomeos I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, has joined the Dalai Lama as one of two international religious figures named in the "Time 100" list, the people deemed by Time magazine to be the world's most influential persons.

  • 7 May 2008

    The 8 May is the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel - something that has occasioned both great hope and great despair.

  • 7 May 2008

    The Democratic presidential contest has been getting ugly. And Barack Obama's church ties have become both a boon and a bane.

  • 7 May 2008

    The president of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, says that in parts of Europe, such as the western Balkans, where internecine "wounds still require healing", spiritual leaders need to be involved in the process.